Tim Southee at auction of a jersey worn during the World Test Championship final

In July 2018, Beatty was diagnosed with a rare cancer, neuroblastoma. Southee, who came to know about Beatty’s illness from cricket circles, came to Ramgarh for help.

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Wellington, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 7:34 PM IST

Christchurch: New Zealand pacer Tim Southee is set to bid for the jersey he wore in the World Test Championship final against India. The South African jersey worn by all New Zealand players in the final of the World Test Championship is being auctioned off to raise funds for the treatment of eight – year – old Holly Beatty, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Kiwis, who returned to New Zealand after playing in the World Test Championship final, are now in isolation. In July 2018, Beatty was diagnosed with a rare cancer, neuroblastoma. Southee, who came to know about Beatty’s illness from cricket circles, came to Ramgarh for help.

Southee said he hopes the proceeds from the auction of his Test jersey will help Beatty’s family in a small way. Southee said he shares the pain of Beatty’s family as a father. Southee said successes and failures on the cricket field are not the same as the challenges faced by people like Beatty.

New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets in the final of the World Test Championship. This is the New Zealand team’s first ICC title.

Last Updated Jun 29, 2021, 7:34 PM IST

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